Hadassah Ein Karem gets $75m toward new ward

March 4, 2007 19:43


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William Davidson, a billionaire entrepreneur and owner of the Detroit Pistons, donated $75 million dollars to the Hadassah Womens' Zionist Organization of America towards construction of a new 14-floor ward for Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem, the organization announced Sunday. When completed in 2012, the $210 million ward will hold 500 beds, 50 of them in intensive care, along with special "healing gardens" and 20 hi-tech operating rooms with support for computer-guided surgery. Davidson's mother was one of the founders of the Hadassah chapter in Detroit, and in 1917 Hadassah founder Henrietta Szold was a guest at his grandparents' home. In a statement released for the cornerstone laying ceremony on Sunday, Davidson specifically noted his "deep appreciation" for Hadassah Ein Karem's policy of treating all patients equally, whether Jewish, Christian or Muslim. Hadassah was nominated for the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize for this policy, maintained while Hadassah hospitals in Jerusalem were the primary institutions treating victims of terror.

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